Green Leafy Vegetables – 5 Ways To Eat Them More Often


Increasing green leafy vegetables in your diet Many of us may be trying (or at least considering) eating more vegetables.  There’s one group of vegetables that gets a lot of attention for being loaded with nutrients that support our health, especially detoxification….green leafy vegetables.

I recall going to nutrition lecture as a teen and being shocked by the presenter’s recommendation to eat one pound of greens every day.  I promptly went back to my kitchen and weighed some greens to see what that would look like in volume.

Since my teen years were long ago, I couldn’t remember what that pound of greens looked like, so I measured more today, hence the photo in this post.  There is NO WAY I could eat that many greens in a day, but there are plenty of ways to increase your green leafy vegetable intake without sitting down to a monster bowl of salad.  Here are a few tips for eating more green leafy vegetables:

  •  green smoothies –  fresh kale, spinach, chard, beet greens, leaf lettuce and turnip greens work well in fruit smoothies
  • pasta dishes – add greens at tail end of cooking pasta, strain and top with your favorite sauce
  • mashed potatoes – julienne raw kale, chard, or beet greens and stir into hot mashed potatoes
  • tomato sauce – add frozen cut greens to tomato sauce before warming
  • kale chips – curly leafy and dinosaur kale work best for these.  Here is a link to our kale chips recipe

What ways to you include green leafy vegetables in your meals and snacks?

4 responses to “Green Leafy Vegetables – 5 Ways To Eat Them More Often”

  1. cate woolner says:

    Throw greens in soup for the last few minutes of heating.

  2. Robyn says:

    Yes, Cate, great idea!

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